Houston Center Faculty

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Gleeson, Peggy, PT, PhD
Professor
Associate Director, Houston, School of Physical Therapy
Director of Clinical Education, Houston, School of Physical Therapy
Pgleeson@twu.edu

Education:  B.S., St. Louis University, Physical Therapy; M.S., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area:  Clinical education
Areas of research/expertise: Issues related to generational differences in the clinic and the classroom, curriculum development and assessment, documentation, reimbursement and Medicare and all areas related to clinical education including communication, feedback, conflict resolution, negotiation and professionalism; general geriatrics
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Bickley, Christina, PT, PhD, BOCO
Assistant Professor
School of Physical Therapy – Houston
cbickley@twu.edu

Education: B.A., State University of New York, Psychology; B.S., State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Physical Therapy; M.H.S., University of Indianapolis, Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Gross Anatomy; Professional Practice; Pediatrics; and Gait, Orthotics & Prosthetics
Areas of research/expertise: Motion analysis, balance, orthotics, pediatrics
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Bogardus, Jennifer, PT, MPT, PhD (c)
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston
jbogardus@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Quinnipiac University, Health Science/Physical Therapy; M.S., Quinnipiac University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D. candidate, Nova Southeastern University of Florida, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area:  Orthopedic based course instruction
Areas of research/expertise: Student behavior, student confidence and success, clinical education; mental health of graduate students/outcome
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Brewer, Wayne, PT, PhD, MPH, OCS, CSCS 
Assistant Professor
Professional Program 
wbrewer@twu.edu

Education: B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Physical Therapy (Cum Laude); M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, Public Health; Ph.D. Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Cardiopulmonary, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Exercise Testing / Prescription
Areas of research/expertise: Effect of behavioral education on physical activity levels for individuals with chronic low back pain and obesity, physical activity, measurement, promotion
Additional information: Curriculum vitae 

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Da Silva, Carolyn, PT, DSc, NCS
Professor
Professional Program (Entry-Level DPT) Coordinator, Houston
cdasilva@twu.edu

Education: B.A., Rice University, Biology and Psychology; M.S., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy; D.Sc., University of Alabama, Physical Therapy 
Primary teaching area: Neurological rehabilitation sequence in the entry-level/professional and post-professional programs
Areas of research/expertise: Post-polio syndrome, aging with disability
Additional information: Curriculum vitae

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Ellison, Jennifer, PT, PhD
Associate Visiting Professor
jellison2@twu.edu

Education: B.A./B.S., University of Oklahoma, Physical Therapy; M.H.S., Washington University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Kinesiology and Biomechanics  
Primary teaching area: Therapeutic Exercise, Medical Kinesiology and Clinical Integration
Areas of research/expertise: Student outcomes, gait in orthopedic and neurological patients, exercise interventions, movement system impairments
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Mitchell, Katy, PT, PhD
Professor
Post-Professional Program Coordinator, School of Physical Therapy, Houston
kmitchell@twu.edu

Education: B.S. University of California, Davis, CA, Biological Sciences; M.S., Pacific University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D. Texas Woman's University, Texas, Physical Therapy  
Primary teaching area: Entry-level program: Clinical Management in Internal Medicine, Integumentary Physical Therapy and Research in Physical Therapy; Ph.D.-level program: Statistical Methods II for Health Care Professionals, Applied Statistical Methods for Health Care Professionals, and Computer Applications in Physical Therapy Research
Areas of research/expertise: Outcome measure psychometrics particularly when assessing populations with variable performance parameters
Additional information: Curriculum vitae

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Ortiz, Alexis, PT, PhD, SCS, CSCS, FACSM
Professor
School of Physical Therapy, Houston
aortiz10@twu.edu

Education:  B.S., University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences Campus, Physical Therapy;  M.S., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, Physical Therapy
Primary teaching area: Exercise testing and prescription and therapeutic exercise 
Areas of research/expertise: Physical activity, human performance, biomechanics
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Patel, Rupal M., PT, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
rpatel@twu.edu

Education:  B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Health Promotion and Wellness
Primary teaching area: DPT curriculum: Practice Management Issues I and II, Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation, and Professional Development for the PT;  Neuromuscular PT I and II on clinical content related to concussion, balance, vestibular rehabilitation and clinical integration; Health Promotion & Wellness I and II.
Areas of research/expertise: Health promotion, lifestyle modification, diabetes risk factor reduction, use of PRECEDE-PROCEED model for health promotion
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Roddey, Toni, P.T, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Professor
Coordinator of Research, Houston
troddey@twu.edu

Education: B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch; M.S., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas
Woman's University  
Primary teaching area: Lower and Upper Quarter Evaluation and Treatment courses, imaging course, psychometric properties courses 
Areas of research/expertise: Neck and lower back pain - clinical outcomes, residency-trained PT outcomes
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

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Szot, Lauren, PT, DPT, NCS
Assistant Clinical Professor
School of Physical Therapy
cszot@twu.edu

Education: B.S., Louisiana State University; M.S., D.P.T., Louisiana State University Health Science Center;  
Primary teaching area: Prostheses, Orthoses, and Advanced Gait course, Practice Management IV, and assist in teaching portions of the neurologic rehabilitation content
Areas of research/expertise: Stroke and gait outcomes, walking actively post-stroke, outcome measures in neurologic physical therapy practice
Additional information: Curriculum vitae

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Tseng, Shih-Chiao, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Physical Therapy
stseng@twu.edu

Education: B.S., National Cheng Kung University; M.S., National Taiwan University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Primary teaching area:   
Areas of research/expertise: Motor control and motor adaptation of human locomotion, acute and chronic neuromuscular plasticity associated with skill acquisition, and effects of aging on sensorimotor integration for postural control and gait
Additional information: Curriculum vitae  

Professional Staff - Houston

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Boudreaux, Jennifer, PT, DPT
Competency Lab Coordinator
School of Physical Therapy, Houston
jboudreaux1@twu.edu

Education: B.S. Kinesiology, Louisiana State University; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Medical Branch
Primary teaching area: Supplemental learning lab
Additional information: Curriculum vitae_JBoudreaux

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White, Vanessa, DPT
Supplemental Learning Lab (SLL) Coordinator

vwhite3@twu.edu

Education:  B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University 
Primary teaching area: Supplemental learning lab
Areas of research/expertise: Certified in the LSVT-BIG program for patients with Parkinson's Disease

Administrative Staff - Houston

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Daugherty, Mary Beth 
Coordinator of Allied Health Applications
School of Physical Therapy
Denton, Texas
mdaugherty@twu.edu
940-898-2460

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Castaneda, Cris 
Administrative Assistant
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Campus
ccastaneda4@twu.edu
713-794-2068

 

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Morrow, Jean 
Department Secretary
School of Physical Therapy, Houston Campus
emorrow@twu.edu
713-794-2070